PROPOSALS for a multi-million pound enhancement in Taunton town centre have been backed tonight (January 15).

The plans could see a number of large stores and apartments, a cinema and leisure complex and offices at Firepool, the former Taunton Livestock Market site.

Coal Orchard could become a town quay, with people enjoying canoeing and kayaking, shops and homes on the existing car park.

And the town centre could become largely pedestrianised.

Councillors on Taunton Deane's executive backed the Taunton Rethink document.